Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00124K

Construction managers are responsible for design, development, construction and operation of civil engineering and large scale residential and commercial building projects. They requires skills in project planning, cost and quality management, construction techniques and materials, building law, building codes, industrial relations and personnel management. Graduates of this course are equipped to - Plan, construct and manage the delivery of efficient and effective strategies over the course of the construction process; Assess construction documentation for constructability and compliance with codes and standards; Communicate with technical professionals such as architects and engineers regarding design objectives; Formulate project cash flows and budgets with respect to project control at various stages of the construction process; Prepare tender documents, contract bidding, negotiation and sub-contractor selection; Supervise construction sites and personnel.

Structure

  • 384 credit points
  • 8 First Year Core units
  • 20 Professional Core units
  • 4 Minor units.

Subjects

  • Construction Management.

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. International: Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including at least one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics OR Completion of an Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) PLUS IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6 with no band less than 6.0 TAFE/VET
  • Completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Australian Diploma or Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) will be granted advanced standing of a maximum of 96 credit points (Diploma) or 144 credit points (Advanced Diploma). OR Completion of a non-cognate (not similar) Australian (or equivalent) Diploma or Advanced Diploma will be granted advanced standing on a case by case basis. Applicants with relevant work, education and/or community experience will be considered for admission to the course. Applicants that do not typically meet the standard requirements above, will be required to participate in an interview and demonstrate the following: - minimum of five (5) years work experience in the building industry
  • Or - Diploma level qualifications in a building design or allied trade, along with relevant work experience of four (4) years or more.

Study pathways

VET applicants will be considered and pathways are available from a range of VET courses.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Footscray Park International: $113,600 No information available No No information available

Further information

First Class Honours: To be eligible for completion with First Class Honours student must achieve: A minimum weighted average of 60% over year levels 1 to 3; A minimum weighted average of 80% in year level 4; A HD grade for the final year Capstone Project 2 unit.

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